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July 2019: Summer Learning Month ... and More!

School might be over for the summer, but we still want our children to be engaged during their vacation so they don't fall behind in their cognitive and social skills! By providing this information/resources, we hope to prevent 'summer slide.'

news release from the Palm Beach County government features...

Some tips to help your child not only retain their reading skills, but improve them 

  • Take advantage of pop-up reading activities. Whether it’s trying out a recipe, looking at a road map, or following directions on household items, reading opportunities happen throughout your day.
  • Get caught reading. Let your family see you reading. Good habits can be contagious!
  • Share a story. Take turns reading with your child and enjoy a wonderful bonding experience.
  • Learn something new. Explore a new topic with your child and find reading material on topics that interest them. The lure of learning about a subject they enjoy will motivate them to keep reading.
  • Find a book tie-in to spur reading activity. Television and movies are often based on a book or they can introduce a new topic to explore. If your TV has a closed captioning function, enable it. You and your child can read the words on the screen.
  • Pack a supply of reading materials. Have materials on hand to help occupy the time when waiting in line, at a doctor’s office, or in the grocery store.
  • Download books and magazines to your cellphone or tablet. Keep your child occupied with reading materials during your summer vacation. Many titles are available for kids to download from the library for free.

 

We recognize and thank our amazing community partner, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, for their donation of more than 800,000 books to local elementary school students since 2013; encouraging Summer Learning and helping to prevent the Summer Slide in Palm Beach County!

 

 

 

When school is out, the Summer BreakSpot is in! Text ‘FOODFL’ to 877-877, dial ‘2-1-1’ or click here for free summer meals near you! Kids andWhen school is out, the Summer BreakSpot is in! Text 'FOODFL' to 877-877, dial '2-1-1' or click here for free summer meals near you! Kids and teens can get a free, healthy and delicious meal at nearby Summer BreakSpots while having a fun, safe place to hang out with their friends! Summer BreakSpot fills the nutrition gap during the summer by serving meals to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.

 

 

 

Click the Photo Below for the 2019 "Summer Learning Inspirations"
on behalf of the School District of Palm Beach County!

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) Resources to #KeepKidsLearning through Summer 2019!

 

 

Other Summer Learning Information to Help Prevent 'Summer Slide' ...

 

 

 

Interactive & Educational Online Activities/Resources for Families...

Khan Academy

National Geographic Kids

Discovery Kids Play

iCivics

NASA Kids Club

Project Noah

PBS Kids:
Design Squad Global

Smithsonian Education:
My Wonderful World!

PBS Kids:
Lab

Brain POP

Internet4Classrooms:
Skill Building for Classrooms

Internet4Classrooms:
Kindergarten Zone

 

 

 

Local Library Links ...

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: Free Summer Fun for Kids & Adults (Clickable Link)

Summer Academy:
Kindergarten Prep

Dance to the Beat Family Play Date
June 14 – July 27
Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

For kids entering Kindergarten in August.  Kids will have fun while learning fundamental skills they will need in Kindergarten.  This seven-week program provides group tutoring sessions led by a certified teacher.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration required and begins May 6.
  • What: Children entering kindergarten to the fifth grade can learn hip hop moves from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dance classes for kids and teens in middle school and high school are at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held in KidSpace, the third floor of the library. Sign-ups will begin at 1 p.m and are required upon arrival. The classes will not be held on July 19.
  • When: Recurring event every Friday from June 14 to July 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • What: For children ages nine months to pre-kindergarten. Meet other families, play with toys provided by the library, listen to music and have fun together. 
  • When: Every Tuesday, June 11 through July 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach

 

 

Palm Beach County Library System: Classes & Events for Children (Clickable Link)

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Readiness Class Anything Goes

Acreage Branch

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00 pm

Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity:

  • Thu, Jul 18, 1:00 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25, 1:00 pm

Wellington Branch

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00 pm (Fine Motor Skills)

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

 

More Dates for This Activity:

  • Thu, Jul 18: Fine Motor Skills 
  • Thu, Jul 25: Gross Motor Skills

 

Lantana Road Branch

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30 pm

Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.)

Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity:

  • Wed, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
  • Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

 

 

City of Lake Worth Beach Public Library: Children's Programs for Summer 2019 (Clickable Link)

 

 

 

Summer Movies ...

 

 

 

Outdoor Activities ...

  • Atlantic Dunes Park: Beach Picnics on July 12 & August 9 @ 5:00-7:00 PM
    • 1605 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida 33445

 

 

For additional community resources, contact our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) team at 561-514-3300.

 

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